"The illustrations are beautiful. My 2-year-old was very excited to see 'the birds' on my screen. They made her giggle." - Jill Cooper, author of The Dream Slayer
"Young readers will enjoy this book, and older readers will enjoy reading it to them!" - A well-intentioned bird lover
"This whimsical story of Honey, the heroic little bird of the Australian Outback, positively captivated me! Although Ms. Chand is a superb storyteller, it's the lessons about heroism and life that, for me, make this such a compelling and inspirational read." - Terri Giuliano Long, best-selling author of In Leah's Wake
"The story is beautifully and sympathetically written, so that the young ones are not overwhelmed with big words, especially if they try to read it themselves. If you have an inquisitive young child or two, then they will love this book." - Lynn Worton, reviewer at Book Mews and Tattle Tails
From the Author
You see, I started writing as a way to feel a little less lonely in this far too impersonal world. Since then, I've made it my mission to write and talk about the issues facing today's youth, the issues that are often overlooked in entertainment because they're conceived as gritty, taboo, or simply "too depressing."
In the Farsighted Series, I tackle topics like racism, self-esteem and eating disorders, physical disabilities, and teen substance abuse.
In the Bird Brain Books, the lessons are far simpler--remember to say thank you when someone does something nice for you, know that who you are is what makes you special rather than what you look like, appreciate love, friendship, and beauty where ever you can find it.
I've connected with some amazing people who share my same outlook on today's literary landscape, and I've made fantastic friends in the process. At the end of the day, I love hearing from people who've read my books, and I welcome emails, Facebook messages, tweets--any way you'd like to get in touch with me, it just makes my day.
Every now and then, I like to reach out to readers with free Advance Review Copies or other giveaways on my site, and I'm planning to do so much more of that in 2013. To keep up with these opportunities, please come on over and subscribe to my newsletter at EmlynChand.com/contact.
You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on Facebook, Twitter, or GoodReads. I look forward to hearing from you!